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August 2018

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Power of Partners

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Blue Campaign continuously works to provide new human trafficking awareness resources to help the public recognize and report the crime. We want to acknowledge the vital role the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Document Management Division plays in our education and awareness efforts. USCIS manages the storage and distribution of Blue Campaign resources, which allows us to send these materials nationwide to organizations working to raise human trafficking awareness. Thank you, USCIS!
DOT Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking: Call for NominationsU.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking nominations for membership in an advisory committee on human trafficking. The advisory committee will provide information, advice, and recommendations on matters relating to human trafficking, and develop recommended best practices for states and state and local transportation stakeholders in combating human trafficking. 
Applications must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. ET on August 20, 2018; however, candidates are encouraged to submit an application any time before the deadline. View the Federal Register Notice for further details. For questions, contact
Visit Blue Campaign’s website to learn how you can raise awareness of human trafficking.

What’s New with Blue?

Upcoming Event: Labor Trafficking Twitter Chat

Did you know there are different forms of forced labor, to include domestic servitude? Did you know some of the goods and products you buy could be made by labor trafficking victims? Join Blue Campaign on Wednesday, August 15th at 2pm EDT for a public Twitter chat conversation on labor trafficking. Blue Campaign, Ayuda, and Polaris Project will be discussing what labor trafficking is, what goods are produced by this awful crime, and how to recognize and report it. To follow along and participate, follow@DHSBlueCampaign and use the hashtag #AskBlue on Twitter.

In Case You Missed It: Combatting Human Trafficking in Reno

Blue Campaign hosted a panel of local stakeholders in Reno, Nevada to discuss the city’s efforts to combat human trafficking and support victims. The discussion was moderated by Blue Campaign’s Senior Training Advisor from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC). The panel included a legislative advocate and human trafficking survivor, a local Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agent, and representatives from Renown Health and the Reno Police Department.
The panelists shared human trafficking trends they are seeing in the Reno area, including an increase in adolescent victims. They highlighted efforts to train frontline employees and establish community collaborations to identify and support victims. For more information on this event, read the KTVN article in the “News You Can Use” section below.
Blue Campaign panel discussion in Reno, Nevada
Blue Campaign hosted a panel discussion in Reno, Nevada about the area’s anti-human trafficking efforts.

Law Enforcement Webinars Now Available

We’ve added two new webinars for law enforcement professionals to our website.
The first webinar explores how human trafficking uniquely impacts Native Americans. Scott Santoro, Blue Campaign’s Senior Training Advisor from FLETC, and Jeri Moomaw, Executive Director of Innovation Human Trafficking Collaborative, cover ways law enforcement professionals can better recognize and respond to Native American victims.
In our second webinar, Scott Santoro is joined by Dr. Paulette Hubbert, Unit Chief for the Victim Assistance Program at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), to discuss the effects of trauma on victims’ memories. They offer tips on how to avoid retraumatizing victims and other strategies to effectively interview trauma victims.
Both webinars can be viewed here.

News You Can Use

Combating Local Human Trafficking (KTVN) Blue Campaign hosted a panel discussion in Reno, Nevada with local stakeholders to highlight the city’s efforts to combat human trafficking. 
Gov. Northam Signs Bill to Help Keep Human Trafficking Suspects from Getting out on Bail (Virginia Pilot) Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia signed a bill that will keep human trafficking suspects from getting bond soon after they are arrested. 
US, Mexican Authorities to Track Human Trafficking Victims with Facial Recognition ( Attorneys General from the U.S. and Mexico unveiled a new facial recognition system designed to track victims of human trafficking.
Vermont AG, U.S. Attorney to Fight Human Trafficking (WCAX) The Vermont attorney general's office and the United States attorney for the state have formalized a plan to work together to fight human trafficking by creating the Vermont Human Trafficking Task Force.

Social Media Shareables

Each month we will share Twitter and Facebook content you can distribute on your own channels to raise awareness of human trafficking in your communities. Remember to tag us on Facebook using @BlueCampaign and on Twitter with @DHSBlueCampaign.


  • ICYMI: @DHSBlueCampaign hosted a Facebook Live panel discussion on #humantrafficking and summer travel. Check it out here:
  • Did you know @DHSBlueCampaign has dozens of free human trafficking resources? Check out what is available and join the fight to #endtrafficking:
  • What is human trafficking? Follow @DHSBlueCampaign to stay informed and see what you can do to #endtrafficking. Visit Blue Campaign’s website to learn more.
  • FACT: #Humantrafficking is not just sex trafficking. Learn more about the other types of trafficking from @DHSBlueCampaign:


    • @BlueCampaign hosted a webinar for law enforcement on combatting #humantrafficking in tribal communities. You can view it here:
    • Law enforcement professionals can watch this webinar from @BlueCampaign on interviewing trauma victims:
    • Follow @BlueCampaign on Facebook and Twitter (@DHSBlueCampaign) for the most up-to-date #humantrafficking awareness information and resources
    • Do you know what @BlueCampaign does to combat #humantrafficking? Learn more about its efforts here:

    For more information visit the Blue CampaignTo report suspected human trafficking: 1-866-347-2423To get help from the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)

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